I am now in my 36th week of this pregnancy. It has definitely been a journey this far. I have been blessed with a wonderful pregnancy but finding the right person to bring Silas into the world has been overwhelming to say the least. Originally, I assumed we would be back in California for the birth of Silas. I had no problems with that since I loved my midwife Lisa and the boys' pediatrician, Dr. Bob.
As you know, God had a different plan for our lives, one including a move all the way across the country to Florida. My original plan was to find a midwife for a hospital birth but I had trouble getting anyone in the area to call me back. It was quite frustrating, many tears involved. Then I tried two different ob/gyns and came out in tears after each visit. I really started struggling with the thought of a hospital birth and could never get a peace that that was where we were supposed to be for the birth of Silas. So, after much prayer on our parts, we have decided on a homebirth. God led us to a great licensed/certified midwife that makes me feel so much better than I have in the past couple of months.
I will admit that I'm slightly nervous about a completely natural birth without pain medication but several people I have spoken with have been honest and encouraging at the same time. Aside from being nervous, I am so excited about after Silas arrives. I will be at home with my family and not need to be separated from any of them. I know I will be so much more relaxed knowing I'm in my own home. It should be exciting! I can hardly wait to meet Silas face to face!